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Dimmesdale's play on words.

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Chillingworth wishes to treat Dimmesdale so that the minister's parishioners will not soon find,

their pastor gone. (184)

Dimmesdale responds by saying,

yea, to another world! (184)

Please explain the verbal irony in this exchange.

A

The reader suspects Dimmesdale of implying he will be in another world-Heaven.

B

The reader suspects Dimmesdale of implying he will be in another world-Hell.

C

The reader suspects Dimmesdale of implying he will be in another world-the Old World.

D

The reader suspects Dimmesdale of implying he will be in another world-the New World.

E

The reader suspects Dimmesdale of implying he will be in another world-a state of earthly bliss.